Dear traffic cones, Driving back down the motorway earlier in the week, I saw that quite a number of you were having a nice pampering session at the side of the road – a bit of a hose down and a brush up. Mind you, I’m not sure how long the benefits would last judging by the dirt that was being thrown up by all the passing traffic. I felt a bit sorry for the cone I saw, all on its own, quite a few miles further on. It was just sitting there on the hard shoulder, with a light on top of it, all alone – no roadworks, no dangerous item to warn motorists about, no obvious reason to be there – so I wondered if perhaps it had been badly behaved and had been sent off to think about its behaviour?
Dear Christmas mugs, It’s nice to see you again. All of our other mugs have been packed away so that you can enjoy your time in the spotlight.
Dear Christmas shopping, I’m nearly finished! I can hardly believe it considering that I only started a week ago. It’s amazing what you can get done when you have a very restricted amount of time!
Dear daffodils, I have just spotted you starting to appear in the little pot that’s been sitting near the back door since last spring (waiting for a decision to be taken about what to do with it). You seem a bit early considering the very chilly weather we had recently. Actually, I am quite thrilled that you are appearing at all – I thought that pot had been ransacked by the squirrels.